About us

Our experience tackling systemic problems has taught us two important truths: there are no silver bullet solutions and no one organization can shift a system alone. That’s why we bring other partners along, to build real, collective impact.

What makes us unique

On paper, we’re a non-profit fishery transformation organization with a mission to end overfishing.

In practice, we’re more than that.

We’re an eclectic bunch that includes design thinkers, entrepreneurs, business consultants and scientists.

While we have decades of experience in seafood and fisheries development, our expertise doesn’t stop there. We also have backgrounds in structured finance, technology, carbon trading, renewables, forest conservation and asset development.

As a team, we’re fascinated by complex problems, and our approach to tackling them is informed by our diversity.

Throughout all we do, we are led by—and live out—our values, every day.

Meet our team
Cheryl Dahle
Founder and Advisor
Jenni Ahern
Program Director,
Future of Fish Peru
Claudio Barrientos
Research Associate,
Future of Fish Chile
Peter Battisti
Executive Director
Julie Budkowski
Director of Global Operations
Alejandra Cárdenas Huerto
Community Engagement Manager, Future of Fish Peru
Laura Fernández Cascán
Director of Blended Finance and Business Innovation
Iván Greco
Research & Implementation Lead, Future of Fish Chile
Marah Hardt
Director of Discovery
Momo Kochen
Director of Special Projects
Fiona Lugo-Mulligan
Director of Traceability Programs
Rocio Maldonado Alarcón
Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist,
Future of Fish Peru
Cindy Marchán
Operations Coordinator,
Future of Fish Peru
Begoña Peñailillo
Caleta Engagement Manager, Future of Fish Chile
Gretchen Thuesen
Program Manager
Diego Undurraga
Country Director, Future of Fish Chile
Oscar Vilela Seminario
Country Director, Future of Fish Peru
Mauricio Zúñiga
Quality and Commercialization Manager,
Future of Fish Peru

How to work with us

We don’t do it alone.
We partner with fishers, seafood businesses, NGOs, investors, governments and technologists alike. Our partners bring cutting-edge ideas for transformation, rooted in deep expertise from across and beyond the seafood supply chain. Partners include:

ABALOBI  |  Agrupaciòn Social Jaiberos de San Antonio  |  CARE Peru | Coastal Routes | Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions | COOPDUAO  |  Feria y Mar |  Feriasonline  |  Fishwise  | Gobierno Regional Piura | MET Peru | National Fisherman’s Cooperative Society Ltd  |  Old Dart Foundation | One Earth Future | Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission  | Pro Delphinus Resonance | SALT | Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura  |  The Nature Conservancy Belize | Sindicato de Pescadores de caleta San Pedro de Concón  |  WWF Peru

Interested in joining us? If you’d like to partner, we’d love to hear from you.